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Books Series

Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu (MHSI)

The most historic series of IHSI, Monumenta began in Madrid in 1894 and transferred to Rome in 1930, with the establishment of the Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu (IHSI). There are over 150 volumes in the series, with future volumes restricted now to series already established, such as Monumenta Borgia and Monumenta Sinica. Many of these volumes are available for download.

Monumenta Historica Societatis Iesu (MHSI), nova series

Established in 2005, the new series principally publishes primary source material, in the form of critical editions, reprints, and translations of Jesuit historical writings across a broad range of themes.

Latest publications:

Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societatis Iesu (BIHSI)

This series is devoted to monographs and edited essay collections on the history and culture of the Society of Jesus. The series was established in 1941 and so far over 70 volumes have been published. Some of the volumes now out of print have been digitised.

Latest publications:

  • Frank Sobiech. Jesuit Prison Ministry in the Witch Trials of the Holy Roman Empire: Friedrich Spee SJ and his Cautio Criminalis (1631).
  • Pierre-Antoine Fabre, Patrick Goujon SJ, Martín M. Morales SJ ed. La Compagnie de Jésus des Anciens Régimes au monde contemporain (XVIII – XX siècles).
  • Girolamo Imbruglia, Pierre-Antonie Fabre, Guido Mongini ed. Cinque secoli di Litterae Indipetae – Il desiderio delle missioni nella Compagnia di Gesù.

Subsidia ad Historiam Societatis Iesu (SHSI)

The Subsidia series comprises various research tools for Jesuit history: catalogues of persons, specialized bibliographies, and archival indices. The series was established in 1957. Even in that case, some of the volumes out of print have been digitised.

Latest publications:

  • Moynes, Vera, ed. The Jesuit Irish Mission: A Calendar of Correspondence

IHSI Global

Books and multimedia in the series look at Jesuit history through a global lens. Drawing on IHSI’s trademark high quality production values, the IHSI Global series was founded in 2023 and produces works on Jesuit history for general and global I audiences that include co‐productions and joint publications. It showcases Jesuit history through a variety of media, such as material culture, oral culture, and visual representations alongside textual sources. It makes history from multiple standpoints, to include as many perspectives as possible, and thereby encompasses within IHSI’s mission readers and authors from emerging areas of Jesuit history.

Latest publications:

  • Mkenda, Festo, S.J., A Splash of Diamond: The Jesuit Presence in Ethiopia from 1945 to the Present
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